A. EVENTS (click to see details below)
B. CALL FOR PAPERS (click to see details below)
C. ANNOUNCEMENTS (click to see details below)
D. FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS (click to see details below)
1. Wed. Oct 7: “Historicizing the Metaphors: Disability and Representations of Slavery” Sami Schalk Assistant Professor of English, University at Albany
1:00-3:00 pm, 509 O’Brian, UB North Campus
This talk will discuss how a historicized approach to reading representations of disability and slavery can help us read these texts for both their metaphorical and material significance. Using Octavia Butler’s Kindred as an illustrative example, this talk will demonstrate that reading representations of disability both metaphorically and literally reveal just a few of the ways that the mutually constitutive oppressions of racism and ableism have colluded in American history. Schalk’s research focuses on the representation of race, gender and disability in contemporary literature. Sami's work has appeared in Disability Studies Quarterly and Journal of Modern Literature andis forthcoming in the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies. Her current book project explores the role of disability in black women's speculative fiction. This event is cosponsored by the UB Center for Disability Studies, the Humanities Institute, Disability Studies Research Workshop, the Departments of Transnational Studies, and English.
2. Thur. Oct 8: “Turning the Falls Purple”, Domestic Violence Awareness Month
6:45pm Press Conference, Orin Lehman Visitors Center- Niagara Falls, NY
Niagara Falls will be illuminated in purple at 7:30pm
October is domestic violence awareness month and once again Child & Family Services Haven House will be “Turning the Falls Purple”
Organized & Sponsored by Child & Family Services Haven House
3. Thur. Oct 8- Sat. Oct 10: Pain: an Interdisciplinary Conference
Details can be found on the conference web site:: https://painconference.wordpress.com
Professor Scarry's talk will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 8 in the Honors College (107 Capen, go through the library and to the Honors College). All other talks will be held from 9-4 on Friday and Saturday, October 9-10, in the Center for the Arts Screening Room. Please note that all events are free and open to the public.
We do ask that interested participants register for the lunches at:https://painconference.wordpress.com/registration/
4. Mon. Oct 19: Alberti Center for Bullying 2015 Annual Conference
8:00 am - 3:00 pm, Classics V Banquet Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Morning Keynote: "Ending Bullying, Harassment, and Intimidation in Our Schools: The Hard Steps Not Yet Taken Maurice Elias," Ph.D.,Prof. of Psychology and Director, Rutgers Social-Emotional Learning Lab and Co-Director, SEL Academy | Rutgers University Panel Discussion
Afternoon Presentation: "Transitioning to College: The Experience of First-year Students with a History of Childhood Bullying," Jennifer Greif Green, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Special Education | School of Education | Boston University
Register by October 16 at: http://gse.buffalo.edu/alberticenter/events/conference
5. Tues. Oct 20: "Being a Gender: The Transgender Child and Changes in the Self." Tey Meadow, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality, Harvard University
12:00 pm, 280 Park Hall, UB North Campus
Something about gender is changing. In this talk, Tey Meadow examines the emergence of a brand new identity category, the transgender child, and the first generation of parents who actively facilitate extreme gender nonconformity. They call their female children male names (and vice versa), allow them to wear whatever clothing they choose, and even approach the state to alter their legal gender. While some see this as evidence that our social boundaries around gender difference are loosening, she argues that though our gender boundaries are shifting, they are actually becoming more intricately articulated and more deeply tied to and embedded within social institutions. She offers a new conceptual framework for understanding gender, one that accounts for significant transformations in ideas of the self and the increasing importance of recognition from social institutions.
Free and open for the public
6. Fri. Oct 30: Reclaiming Our Ancestors: Descendants of 19th-Century African American Activists Share Their Journeys
04:00 - 05:30 p.m. Buffalo and Erie County Public Library Auditorium, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo
A historic gathering from around the U.S. of descendants of famous 18th- and 19th-century African American writers and abolitionists. Descendants of Dred Scott, William Grimes, and Jeffrey Brace will discuss their ancestors’ histories, their impact on American culture, and their own discoveries linking the present to the past. Descendants of Solomon Northup, Lewis G. Clarke, Moses Grandy, and Venture Smith will also be introduced.
Free and open for the public
8. Wed. Nov 4 - Thurs. Nov 5: Sex, Gender, Health Symposium - Keynote: Tiq Milan
Wednesday Nov 4
Noon-1:00 p.m. Butler Auditorium, UB South Campus
A keynote by Tiq Milan: “Being Trans in the Healthcare System”
Thursday Nov 5
Noon-2:00 p.m. - Intercultural Diversity Center, UB North Campus
Get together with UB Students: Conversation and Lunch with Tiq Milan
7 p.m. – Dreamland Art Center, 387 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY
"Man of My Design,” book reading with Tiq Milan
In our ongoing effort to explore the relationships between sex, gender, and health, our 3rd annual symposium focuses on Transgender Health. Transgender people have particular health disparities as compared to the overall population. It is crucial to understand these disparities, while not assuming that all transgender people have the same needs. Our keynote speaker for this event is Tiq Milan a Senior Media Strategist for National News – GLAAD; Co-Organizer of #ThisIsLuv. His lived experiences as a transgender, African American male and his work as an author, media spokesman, and actor will inform his talk.
B. CALLS FOR PAPERS
Texas State University JRWG Mission: Promote critical dialogue about experiences of women and persons of various gender identities in diverse cultural contexts. The Journal welcomes manuscripts that give voice to the unique and varied expressions of women and various genders. It is an interdisciplinary publication that welcomes qualitative research, pedagogical work and creative projects.Back to Top
Interested in being a reviewer or submitting a manuscript? Register here: https://journals.tdl.org/jrwg/index.php/jrwg/user/register
For questions contact the editor: Dr. Audwin Anderson: AA04@txstate.edu, 512-245.2361
You are invited to participate in an interview for a research study on Black and Latino graduate students in STEM fields. The goal of the study is to gather information about the experiences that led you to decide to attend graduate school, and your current experiences in your graduate program.
The interview will take about an hour, and you will be compensated $10 for participating.
In order to participate you must:
1. Be a graduate student in a Master’s or Ph.D. program in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics field
2. Self-identify as Black/African American or Latino/Hispanic
3. Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
4. Be willing to share your experiences
For more information, please contact: Nancy Campos, Ph.D. Candidate, Educational Culture, Policy and Society, firstname.lastname@example.org
In collaboration with Agnes Scott College & Center for Civil and Human Rights We invite researchers, policy thinkers and practitioners to explore what it means to use an intersectional gender lens, especially when working on issues related to precarity and sexual violence. The Summit will highlight projects and initiatives on these topics to facilitate increased collaboration between regional and national work. The Summit will also include a spotlight on the South.
Fee: $90 (discounts available), for more information: http://regender.org/2015AnnualSummitBack to Top
D. FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS
For information on the Gender Institute's research grants, fellowships, scholarships, and cosponsorships, click here:http://genderin.buffalo.edu/grants&fellowship
Funders for LGBTQ Issues seeks to mobilize philanthropic resources that enhance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, promote equity, and advance racial, economic and gender justice.
More information: http://www.lgbtfunders.org/seekers/community.cfm
The Office of Global Health Initiatives offers Global Health Field Work Awards to students interested in implementing public health initiatives or to conduct research in resource-poor settings. $500 data-based projects and $2,500 international fieldwork projects are available. Applications are now accepted on a rolling basis. Apply now!
Full-time members of UB faculty are invited to apply for any of five fellowships for community-based research offered by the Civic Engagement and Public Policy research initiative (CEPP) for 2015-16 listed below. Four fellowships are for research support; one has a broad focus, two others are specifically for grant development and disseminating research, and our new fellowship is for research mentoring. The fifth available fellowship is for a Community Scholar-in-Residence. CEPP fosters community-based research and scholarship that address issues of social justice, equity, and public policy. Such research requires collaboration with a non-UB partner, and may confront issues that range from local to global.
A. Civic Engagement Research Fellowships, 2015-16, Application Deadline: Tues, Sept 29, 2015
This broad fellowship supports community-based research that has the potential to evolve into larger studies. Fellows may receive up to$5,000 as a research grant for a specific community-based research project and/or external grant development and submission.
B. Civic Engagement Research Fellowships for Grant Development, 2015-16 Application, Deadline, Tues. Sept 29, 2015
The Research Fellowships for Grant Development, for up to $5,000 for direct costs, support the preparation and submission of external grant proposals for community-based research projects. Fellowship support is limited to activities including grant writing, hiring grant consultants, statistical or other technical assistance necessary for a competitive proposal, travel to visit potential funders (foundations, agencies), and workshops or other activities to further the submission of sponsored research proposals.
C. Civic Engagement Research Dissemination Fellowships, 2015-16, Application Deadline, Tues, Sept 29, 2015
The Research Dissemination Fellowships, for up to $5,000 for direct costs, support efforts to disseminate the results of community-based research. For example, this fellowship may be used to craft a dissemination plan to be included in an external grant proposal; to rework a report or practice recommendation into a scholarly publication; to prepare the research results for use in non-academic publishing outlets, such as policy reports; to present research findings to legislative bodies and other policymaking groups; or to assist in developing a plan with the community research partner to change current practice.
Please address questions to Laura Mangan, at Lmangan@buffalo.edu
The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Previous Fellows have explored such topics as transnational religious education for Muslim women, feminist technology design, the complex gender dynamics of transidentity management, women’s electoral success across racial and institutional contexts, women’s sports, and militarism and the education of American women. The competition deadline is October 15, 2015.
More information: http://woodrow.org/womens-studiesBack to Top
Early Modern Research Workshop
Ecocritical Studies Research Workshop
Urban Image Research Workshop
ADVERTISE YOUR EVENT: If you are organizing an event related to women and/or gender that you would like the Gender Institute to help publicize, please send an email with the following information to Becky Burke (email@example.com).
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